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    September 13, 2012
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right no more anti-american violence in the middle east. and there's new word tonight of a possible arrest i the murder of an american ambassador. right now, the first lady goes head-to-head for votes against mitt romney in the battleground state of virginia. there is a new presence at the national harbor that could help influence voters about a new casino on the potomac. we begin with the latest on those attacks on u.s. embassies. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. a third victim in the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya has been named by his family. he was a former s.e.a.l. from massachusetts named glen daugherty. also today, demonstrators attacked the u.s. embassies in yemen and egypt. americans in jordan have been warned about a massive protest planned for tomorrow outside the u.s. embassy in ayman. here at home the crisis is becoming a possible factor in the presidential campaign.
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steve handelsman joins us now from capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: on the hill today, republicans backing mitt romney questioned president obama's leadership in this crisis. as yet another group of angry muslims attacked another u.s. embassy. like in libya tuesday, anti-american rioting in yemen got out of control, storming the u.s. embassy complex and breaking in before police beat them back. no americans reported hurt. it's the third arab nation racked by protests aimed at the u.s. this was egypt last night. another outburst of anger over the crude anti-muslim movie said to be made in the u.s. but not by the u.s. government, secretary of state clinton tried to make clear about the video today. >> we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: no criticism from mitt romney, after he took hits
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for accusing the obama administration of sympathizing with the rioters. for the president, a foreign crisis close to election day is a chance to show off leadership, and a chance for a high-profile stumble, campaigning in colorado he talked tough. >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: but in libya, the fbi is just starting an investigation. besides the four murders, and the riots faced by president obama, there's the bloody rebellion in syria, and new pressure on the u.s. from israel to get tougher on iran over nuclear weapons. republicans are implying president obama is wavering. >> this is a moment for americans to show our closest allies in the middle east that we stand with them unequivocally -- unequivocally -- no mixed signals. >> reporter: the middle east suddenly a factor in the race for the white house.
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prior to the current crisis, the nbc news "wall street journal" poll showed president obama with a significant advantage over mitt romney. in terms of what voters thought their competence was on foreign policy and national security. i'm steve handelsman, news4. in our decision 2012, coverage tonight, both campaigns paused to remember the lives lost in libya. mitt romney and first lady michelle obama, they made campaign stops in the battleground state of virginia today. romney in fairfax, the first lady two stops in richmond and fredericksburg. that's where we find julie carey tonight, following both campaigns. hey, julie. >> reporter: hey there. they're breaking things down here. about 30 minutes ago this gym was packed with supporters as michelle obama wrapped up an energy rally here. at the competing rallies today, sorrow over the losses in libya, and a reminder yet again that northern virginia could decide this election.
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>> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virginia stop of the day, and began her rally in the same subdued manner. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: in fairfax, mitt romney did not repeat his earlier harsh criticism of the obama administration's reaction to the middle east unrest. something that caused even some republican allies to say the republican nominee spoke too quickly. instead, romney pivoted back to what his campaign's central issue, the economy. he promised one way to boost it
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is by standing up to china on trade issues. >> they also steal our know-how, our patents. did you know they even have an apple store. it's a fake apple store. they sell counterfeit apple products. >> reporter: the first lady fired up her supporters by re minding them of her husband's historic win in virginia in 2008 by 235,000 votes. >> that's just 100 votes per precinct. think about that. this room alone could swing an entire precinct for barack obama. >> reporter: the first lady wasn't done. she put an even finer point on it by telling the supporters, if they took just one neighbor to the polls, that could make the difference. mitt romney struck similar theme telling his supporters that northern virginia could very well decide the next president. reporting live from fredericksburg, julie carey, news4. a man in northeast washington was found dead this afternoon, shot in his own home. it happened in the 5100 block of
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7th street, known as the queen chapel neighborhood. police say the victim was shot in the head. they're not yet releasing his name. there's no word about any suspects yet. robert gladden jr. the teenager accused of opening fire at perry hall high school has expressed remorse for his actions. his attorney revealed that in a baltimore county court today. he also said the 15-year-old was on suicide watch while being treated at a psychiatric hospital. gladden has since been transferred to a detention center. the 10th grader faces 29 charges, including attempted murder for shooting a fellow student in the back on the first day of school. today a judge allowed a delay in his bail review, so that his lawyers could go over his medical records. a developing story out of chicago. the public school students will still be out of class until at least monday. we learned this afternoon that the teachers strike will continue tomorrow. the unions are still working out details of a new contract. the issues? a new teacher evaluation
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program, a longer school day. illinois house of delegates will have to approve any new deal. chicago teachers walked off the job on monday, their first strike in 25 years. this november, maryland voters will decide whether to expand gambling in the state. this afternoon, mgm resorts international opened an office at national harbor. to provide information on job opportunities, should voters decide to bring a casino there. news4's christ gordon is live with more on this debate. hey, christ. >> reporter: good evening. national harbor added credibility to its quest for a casino, and mgm resorts international signed on. and the hope here is that the mgm name will appear in lights soon. it began today with a ribbon cutting. the new information center will inform the public about the vision mgm resorts international has for a world-class destination resort casino at national harbor.
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if maryland voters approve question 7, expanding gambling in the november referendum. >> it would mean construction jobs right away. and several thousand more as the complex begins to open. >> national harbor, we strive to have this become a very special place. washington's waterfront, actually. >> reporter: just a few miles away, rosecroft raceway opens the fall season of racing this saturday night. rosecroft is owned by penn national, which also operates hollywood casinos, in charlestown, west virginia, and perryville, maryland. penn national opposes question 7, because as worded, the casino would be awarded to national harbor. penn national wants expanded casino gambling here. this is the winner's circle at rosecroft where live racing returns this weekend, on saturdays and tuesdays. but horse owners and breeders and drivers say if rosecroft doesn't get into the casino
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gambling business, their futures may be bleak. >> if it doesn't come here, and we don't have it at rosecroft, and if rosecroft doesn't survive or go, it's just another number that's going to have to move out of the state, that i'll have to move my operation, my farm, and my breeding establishment. >> reporter: maryland live in rundel mills which opened this summer expanded yesterday, making it the third largest commercial casino in the country. maryland live is opposed to any new casino in prince george's county, saying it made a huge investment here, relying on maryland lawmakers that it would be the closest casino to the washington suburbs. and it doesn't want its customer base cannibalized by a sixth casino in maryland. of course, the most influential group against a casino in prince george's county is the clergy, and they are expected to use the power of the pulpit this fall to deliver sermons against gambling
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and against question 7. that's the latest live tonight from national harbor, chris gordon, news4. change is coming to capitol heights. crews began to demolish this vacant building and 25 others in the same complex today. the last residents moved out of the chapelwood apartments in 2006. since then, the vacantin buildis have attracted crime. neighbors showed up at the site on nova avenue to watch the start of the project. they are glad to see the buildings go. >> real tragic for something like this to remain in a community that has been here as long as this without any positive action. so it's well, long overdue. >> this is part of the transforming neighborhoods initiative. county leaders say they will talk to neighbors to find out what they'd like to see on the redeveloped site, the $585,000 demolition project should be done around the end of october.
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the owner of the property is paying for the work to be done. we have enjoyed our beautiful weather all week, but the sun can't shine forever. let's get the latest from meteorologist doug kammerer. got some changes, a few days away. >> a few days away, that's exactly right. we're going to see this probably through the day tomorrow, through the weekend. and not only changes, but big changes moving in. right now, 80 degrees. plenty of sunshine out there. winds out of the south about 8 miles an hour. it is a spectacular afternoon no matter where you are. 80 in washington. 79 in fredericksburg. annapolis, you'll see the temperatures dipping down to about 76 degrees at 7:00. waking up to a temperature of 62 degrees. those changes, when do they occur? hmm, they're in the forecast in a minute. coming up, anger is bubbling over. protesters are out of control, and we have a new view of what's happening from the front lines in cairo. a driver went to extremes to get around a stopped school bus.
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but that's not where this story ends. police gave a mother a ticket and a lecture on parenting for her toddler's actions. >> unbelievable. he's 2. and it's a final farewell to america's moon walker. [ f ♪ fly me to the moon ♪ and let me be among the anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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all u.s. diplomats in libya have been evacuated to tripoli. this comes after the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in benghazi this week. but as we've mentioned, the protests continue in other parts of the arab world. jim continues our coverage from cairo, where there are new calls for protests. >> reporter: benghazi remained fairly calm today. perhaps the libyan government's quick crackdown on alleged perpetrators, four individuals have reportedly been arrested. and a manhunt is ongoing for others. the u.s. government is taking no chances. all u.s. diplomatic personnel have been evacuated to tripoli,
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and only emergency staff is being kept on at the embassy there. meanwhile, here in cairo, it has been another interesting day, another 24 hours of protests against the made in usa anti-islam film. last night, some very dramatic scenes near the u.s. embassy clashes between protesters throwing stones, riot police charging those protesters, firing tear gas, trying to disperse the crowd. there has not been a further breach of the u.s. embassy grounds. that is the good news. but it has remained violent. at least 224 injured, have needed treatment so far. all eyes now are turned to friday after prayers. egyptian president muhammad more zi called for protests outside all mosques tomorrow. but they are supposed to be peaceful and dignified. still with tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands expected in the streets, anything can happen.
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nbc news, reporting from cairo. now back to you. right now, pennsylvania voters will still need to show i.d. to vote in november. the state supreme court heard arguments today, but did not rule on the new law. yet the naacp protested in philadelphia today saying the law favors mitt romney, and the republicans. they believe many minorities and elderly people cannot get a photo i.d. in time to cast a presidential ballot. but supporters say the requirement cuts down on voter fraud. pennsylvania supreme court justices are expected to rule on this by the end of the month. the federal reserve will spend $40 billion a month to jump-start our economy. that word sent stocks soaring today. the dow finished the day with a 206-point gain. the nasdaq up 41. the s&p closing 23 points higher. danielle lee explains how the fed hopes a plan to buy bonds will translate to more jobs.
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>> reporter: u.s. stocks shot up within minutes of the announcement by the federal reserve to stimulate a slow growing economy by making it cheaper for businesses to borrow and spend. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is hoping the positive reaction on wall street will trickle down to the unemployed. >> while the economy appears to be on a path of moderate recovery, it isn't growing fast enough to make significant progress. >> reporter: job seekers were hit by disappointing job creation numbers in august. just 96,000, about 45,000 fewer than in july, and well under the 200,000 jobs needed to lower employment. >> this is a main street policy, because what we're about here is get jobs going. >> reporter: bernanke said the feds will buy $40 billion worth of mortgage debt a month indefinitely and extend protections keeping interest rates low. >> we'll have to see if it works. >> reporter: financial experts and lawmakers are leery. they're warning of unintended consequences, like rising costs for goods and services. >> really is just underscoring
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the bad economic policies we've been seeing coming out of this administration. >> reporter: bernanke is counting on this federal assistance to significantly reduce unemployment within three years. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. this is a live look at capitol hill, where the house is voting to keep the government running. the current budget is set to expire at the end of the month. and without a new agreement, the government would shut down. the temporary bill it would put spending on automatic pilot for the next six months. it costs $19 billion more than the plan approved by the gop. but it also keeps funds going to state disaster aid, to welfare and to the food stamp programs. the senate is expected to pass the bill next week. how many days in a row now of the sparkling blue cloud-free skies have we been enjoying? >> it's been five, doreen. >> and still more to come? >> mm-hmm. and of those five days, every single one of them has come in below average for temperatures. >> we like this.
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>> not a bad thing. if this was the middle of july, five days below average, we can't take this anymore. but right now, very, very nice. it's going to stay this nice really over the next couple of days. tomorrow, i think the first day back above average a little bit. and i think back to the weekend, below average again. and some beautiful sunshine to boot. out there today, we've seen plenty of sunshine. really, not a cloud in the sky. 81 degrees. that is the average high temperature. but the low was 60 degrees this morning. the average low was 64. that's why the day on the whole will go down a little bit below average. but for everybody, just about perfect out there. and really, just a perfect day. every once in a while, my facebook or twitter page, they go, yeah, it's perfect now, but we would love to see some snow. that's still about two to three months away. i know, neither one of you guys agree with that. we can wait. we can definitely wait. 80 degrees out the right now. winds out of the south at about eight miles an hour. no matter what you're doing this evening, the weather's going to be fantastic for it.
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79 in leesburg. 79 in culpepper. hagerstown also at 79 degrees. 81 degrees over towards the eastern shore in easton. no rain around our area. we're going to stay dry. not only through the next 24 hours, but probably the next 72. the next three days will be dry. then we're going to see big changes. this is one change that we're going to see. look at all of this rain down towards texas. they need to see some rain. we've seen some areas picking up one, two, three, even five inches an hour frothis rain. this is drought relief rain for them. in texas, and down towards portions of oklahoma. here's the frontal boundary that is moving our way. and it will move through us. but watch what happens here. high pressure dominating the area, low dew points, very dry atmosphere. and as that area of low pressure moves through, and a cold front moves toward us, you see shower activity trying to break out to our west. still nice weather tomorrow. a few more clouds out ahead of this front. watch how the rain kind of drys up around our region. could we see a sprinkle tomorrow
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evening into the overnight? yeah, maybe a sprinkle. but again, most of us, if not all of us, remain on the dry side. the front moves through, and we see even more nice weather, a reinforcing shot of great weather on saturday and on sunday. but that's all i can give you. monday and tuesday of next week, a completely different story. i'm talking about rain and some wind, and maybe some rather nasty weather. so enjoy what we have right now. clear skies, still great this evening. 71 to 75 degrees. tomorrow morning, waking up to nice numbers again. another great start, a little cool early, but not bad. 48 in theooler suburbs to about 61 in the city. tomorrow afternoon, more sunshine, a fantastic friday. nice and warm. temperatures 79 to 84 degrees. winds will be on the light side. but shifting out of the south at about five to ten miles an hour. there's the next three days. again, the big n-i-c-e for saturday and sunday. but here comes monday and tuesday.
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a pretty potent storm system moves through. i think this storm will have a lot of moisture with it. we could see 30, 40-mile-an-hour winds with this storm, too. so it's a potent storm. but i'll tell you what comes after that. another amazing stretch, maybe a week-long stretch again of beautiful weather. so we'll take two days of that. >> a cold, rainy day. >> well, the temperatures will still be in the upper 70s. so not that bad. >> we'll be making the most of these next few days. >> thank you, doug. police stopped a woman in cleveland this week after she went out of her way to avoid a stopped school bus. cell phone video shows the woman driving up onto the sidewalk rather than stopping in front of a bus that has its stop sign and flashing lights displayed. the woman's daughter said the bus lingers too long and she said her mom was in a hurry. that bus has a longer stop because it picks up a girl in a wheelchair. the sidewalk the woman drove on runs right in front of a day care center. >> nice. coming up, a new special
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mural of the late chuck brown, about much more than a tribute to the godfather of go go. >> a local family was involved in a terrible tragedy just as they were beginning a new stage of their lives. coming up in sports, the nats sweep through new york. d.c. united hit with a huge injury. plus, the redskins love their old school new running back. [ romney ] this president can ask uso be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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an unimaginable tragedy for a maryland family. a husband, his pregnant wife and their two children were killed in an accident on sunday in nebraska. >> it was a chain reaction crash that police say was caused by a trucker who wasn't paying enough attention to his driving. pat collins spoke with friends and relatives of the victims today.
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>> reporter: the schmitt family, they were from california, but for a year they lived here in washington. they loved riding the metro. they loved spending time here on the mall. >> the kids liked getting on the metrotrain. they called it daddy's train. going into d.c. i think they were having picnics there. >> reporter: 30-year-old christopher schmitt, his wife, diana, seven months pregnant with a baby boy to be named ethan. their two sons, 3-year-old samuel, 2-year-old conner. this entire family, their two dogs and a cat, all killed in this horrific crash on a highway in nebraska. today on the phone, i talked to diana's father. >> it's devastating. to lose all five in one moment. >> reporter: chris schmitt was a ten-year air force veteran. about a year ago, he moved his
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family to these apartments in gaithersburg so he could take a job with the department of energy. john and davies remembers the schmitt family and their kids playing out front. >> this is terrible. this is so shocking. i don't know what words to use to describe. >> reporter: chris schmitt and his family decided to move back to california, back to their roots. they were on their way home when the accident happened. diana and the kids were in a toyota. chris was following behind in his mustang. there was a backup on the highway. they stopped, but a tractor-trailer didn't. he slammed into the mustang, which in turn crashed into the toyota, forcing it into another 18-wheeler. there was a tremendous fire. the schmitt family had no chance. >> they went probably without even any knowledge of what happened. and all five souls just lift up
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at the same time. >> reporter: joseph slezack, the driver of the striking tractor-trailer has been charged with four counts of manslaughter. i'm pat pat collins, news4 washington. right now, political parties are trying to win over virginia voters. mitt romney and first lady michelle obama holding campaign events in the commonwealth today. both sides paused to remember the lives lost in libya. romney tried to refocus his campaign on the economy and promised to stand up to china on trade issues. there are reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. that's according to libyan officials, but that has not been independently confirmed by nbc news yet. four americans were killed in na attack, including the american ambassador. meanwhile, the anti-american demonstrations continue across the middle east. protters are also taking aim at embassies in yemen and egypt.
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what's happening in the middle east is a reminder of the risks that come with diplomatic service. but many foreign service workers here in washington see the work as a calling. as derrick ward reports, situations like this only strengthen their resolve. >> reporter: at the state department, flags are at half staff. and from across the globe, the pictures are disturbing. it's brought new attention to the dangers of diplomatic service in certain parts of the world. they know it firsthand. >> i was the subject of two assassination attempts while i was ambassador. all of our diplomats constantly under danger. >> reporter: students at georgetown university school of foreign service of mindful of that, too. >> certainly something to think about when i consider a possible career in the foreign service. i think you need to go in knowing that there are risks involved. >> my parents have certainly told me a few times about the potential dangers there. but that's part of working towards something that's important. >> reporter: while there's talk of the challenges, there's not a
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lot of discouragement, even those looking at a middle east posting. >> i've heard in the last couple of days, a great desire to talk about, what is the defamation of religion, what's the proper role for the united states. you know, can we actually identify who we think are moderate muslims. >> reporter: a lot of the folks we talked to, however, say that the kind of personality that goes into foreign service would actually accept the challenge of modern-day diplomacy. >> some of the stars, you know, gravitate to some of the most dangerous jobs, the toughest negotiations. >> these arededicate, dedicated americans trying to do the best they can. and they are unarmed. >> reporter: in some foreign hot spots, there may not always be much of a distinction between the soldier and the statesman. but among the toughest tasks they can face abroad is overcoming some of the stereotypes, those that other countries subscribe to americans. therein lies the duty for some. >> they have a duty to serve their country, and to try to
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dispel a lot of the myths out there. >> let's hope that the defenses don't get larger, and the security forces don't become so much thicker that it becomes harder to do modern diplomacy, which is communicating. >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. "nbc nightly news" with brian williams will have a full report on worldwide reactions to the embassy attacks. that's at 7:00 following this broadcast. the late godfather of go-go music chuck brown is being honored on a special mural at one of d.c.'s most famous restaurants today. city leaders officially dedicated the painting on ben's chili bowl. one of several throughout the city sponsored by murals d.c. it's to deter vandalism and graffiti. donny simpson is also on the wall, as well as president obama and bill cosby. >> it was such an honor. i'm like, wow, i'm keeping some really good company back home. to be on the wall with chuck brown, whom i miss so much, you
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know, i love this man with all my heart. he was just so special. i love this city, he was special to this city. >> the councilman created murals d.c. in 2007. an emotional good-bye to the first man to walk on the moon. more than 2,000 people packed the washington national cathedral today to remember neil armstrong. nbc's chris clackum has more on how they honored this iconic astronaut. >> reporter: diana krall's cover of the sinatra favorite proved fitting for the memorial to neil armstrong. ♪ let me see what spring is like on jupiter and mars ♪ >> reporter: also fitting were tributes for the first person to step on the moon, from the last person to do it. former astronaut eugene cernan. >> farewell, my friend.
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you have left us far too soon. god bless you, neil. >> reporter: armstrong died august 25th, 43 years after his apollo 11 crew landed on the moon. with fellow crew members buzz aldrin and michael collins in the packed national cathedral, nasa administrator charles bolden said armstrong should be remembered for more than for taking humankind's first small step on a world beyond our own. >> it was courage, grace, and humility he displayed throughout his life that lifted him above the stars. >> reporter: the memorial was here, partly because of the space window. the stained glass that's embedded with a moon rock brought back by armstrong and his crew. >> he's now slipped the bonds of earth once again, but what a lega he's left. >> reporter: armstrong was 82. and true to his navy background,
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was to be buried at sea. chris clackum, news4. coming up, the bad news just seems to keep coming for former redskins chris cooley. >> speed cameras are keeping an eye on drivers and now someone is keeping an eye on the speed cameras. what's up with weather, let's see, great weather out there. and it's great all across the area. 74 in new york right now. 80 here in the d.c. area. doesn't get much better than this. but it won't stay like this for long.
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a man's in custody for the rape of a 73-year-old woman in new york central park. the woman attacked is a known bird watcher in the area. a good samaritan found her lying beneath a bush yesterday. she had been severely beaten. the woman believes her attacker was angry because she had taken pictures of him last week. she says she won't let the attack keep her from bird watching. new york city officials are offering free self-defense classes in the park.
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a mother in philadelphia plans to fight a ticket that she received because her toddler went to the bathroom in the wrong place. nathaniel is 2 years old. he is being potty trained. his mother, caroline, says that the boy is doing well with it for the most part. but they were shopping downtown on sunday night when nathaniel needed to use the restroom and the store said no. so caroline left the store with her three kids and her elderly in-laws, and she says nathaniel ran off and started going to the bathroom on a light pole. she was trying to redirect the child when a police officer gave her a $50 ticket, and then he lectured her on parenting. someone needs to go talk to the store owner. >> yeah. >> she said she will fight this ticket because she wants her children to have a positive experience with police officers. former redskins star ris cooley is having trouble on and off the field. according to a report in the "washington post" he and his wife are divorcing.
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they filed papers on august 29th. that's the day after the redskins released the tight end. the couple's been married for four years. they met when kristi was a redskins cheerleader. they did not have a prenuptial agreement. what's coming up in sports? >> talking redskins, what else. a veteran giving high praise to a rookie not named robert griffin iii. up 95, oriole magic alive and well at an afternoon matinee. plus, the nationals take a bite, and we mean a big old bite out of the big apple. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at ris the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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but it makes millions off west marylanders every year. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven.
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good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. welcome back, everybody. meteorologist doug kammerer. taking a look at a beautiful shot of the city of washington right now. just gorgeous. plenty of sunshine today. temperatures of 80 degrees. the high temperature today 81 degrees. winds right now out of the south at about eight miles an hour. the weather has been fantastic. but you know who it's really being good for the last couple of days? i'll just show you right here. i want to say congratulations to kim martucci. had a little baby girl overnight last night. she's loving this weather. mom doing very, very well. she's been tweeting this entire
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time. i can't believe it. nice job, kim. 80 degrees today, the temperature out there right now, 84 in rockville, 77 in baltimore. no rain to talk about. you know we're not going to see any rain anytime soon, at least over the next one or two days. what you will see is another cool start to your day tomorrow. down to about 52 in gaithersburg. about 61 in the district. high tomorrow, though, back into the low 80s. seven-day forecast coming up in a minute. . how is the redskins sick bay looking? >> we don't know much more today than we did yesterday, unfortunately. it's hurry up and way. pierre garcon only said he was feeling good. he didn't practice much either. very limited according to mike shanahan. they hope they'll know more tomorrow. that's what they said yesterday,
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though. so just wait and see, garcon is a key member of the offense. so is alfred morris. morris might have been the hottest free agent pickup in fantasy football this week. he shocked everybody outse of the organization by running for almost 100 yards and two touchdowns against the saints. mike shanahan said he's rolling with the rookie. morris will start again on sunday and continue to receive the bulk of the carries. veterans like santana moss love this kid. >> hard-nosed running. he got the old school run. he got -- you know, back in the day when they wore the 40 numbers, 44, 42, 43s, he ran all those guys, man. that's something that -- the first time i seen him running the ball, he's downhill. he's getting yards, even when he's hit. that's very impressive for a young guy also. when you got those two guys in our backfield like that, and they're both rookies, man, it's hard for you to go out there and
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be a select. because you've got rookies running your show. offensively, man, it's just great to see those guys be able to step into week one and not really miss a beat. >> ultimately my main goal is to do everything i can to help my team win, not just on game day, but in practice as well. getting that rhythm, and just getting that chemistry down with the quarterback, and the "o" linemen, everything i can possibly do. personal goals, yeah, you want to do good and perform well, but at the same time i would rather win than have any individual accolades. >> humble kid. very well liked in that locker room. the stephen strasburg shutdown story won't go away. doctor lewis yocum told the l.a. times, he clarified an article saying, we talked about it shortly after the surgery.
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but the season, that's been on the nationals, that's been up to them. strasburg's agent refuted the earlier claim. >> nobody wants to take responsibility. >> he didn't disagree with the decision, he just said i haven't been involved in the process the last few months. it may be good, it may not be good. i don't really know. but i don't disagree with the decision. still kind of weird that that is still a story. last night ryan zimmerman letting his bat doing the talking. cortisone shots for everyone. in the fourth, zimmerman gets into this one. man, just goes down. and jacks it out of the park. so lo shot to center field. 22nd home run of the year, number 150 on his career. extending his hitting streak to 16 games. bottom four now, kelly shoppic goes down swinging. straussberg who? well, not quite. top eight, nats still clinging
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to a 1-0 lead until this. a solo home run. 2-0. afterwards davy johnson loving zimmerman's hot bat. >> zimmerman, you know, zim's playing good. everybody's swinging the bat pretty good. we left some ducks out on the pond today, though. we could have made this -- couldn't drive anybody in. still got the win. day game, rays and orioles, young os fans skipping school. it's okay the way the orioles are playing. this one was worth the buck. rally caps on. two on. going to left field. is it going to drop? yes, it is. adam jones scores. and this one is over. the second walkoff hit in two games for the birds. the os have won 13 straight. here comes the pie. ducks it. and gets the up and under.
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adam jones getting the rookie. but the rookie said, you know, i'll take pie in the face every day after games like that. so they sweep the rays. they clinch a 500 season for the first time since 1997. and they now have a half game lead in the american league as of right now. the yankees do play tonight. tough break for d.c. united. the guys battling for a play-off spot and now they've lost their best player for the rest of the season. duane suffered a grade 3 ncl sprain. with seven games left in the regular season, dc united needs to buckle down. >> you don't replace a guy like this. you move on. i feel bad for duane. i know what the rest of the season meant to him. but ultimately, we're in a business of, you know, moving on. >> we just continue playing the way we're playing. not afraid to go at teams. and, you know, it's unfortunate,
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the knee situation. he's an unbelievable player and unbelievable teammate. i know he'll still support us. but we've got to keep looking forward, and we have a job to do right now. one of college basketball's coaching legends is calling it quits. jim calhoun stepping down at uconn after 40 years as head coach, and 26 of them with the ies, where calhoun won three national titles. former uconn point guard will replace calhoun. let's hit the hellie pad. nationals third base coach porter interviewing with the houston astros today. porter in the second season with the nats. jonathan vilma of the new orleans saints meet with roger goodell on monday. with the lockout deadline looming on saturday, the nhl and the nhl players association exchange new proposals at a meeting today, but it is not considered likely the deal will get done by the weekend.
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so that looming lockout could come to fruition by the weekend. which would not be good for the nhl. not good for anybody, really. >> no. let's hope it doesn't happen. thank you, dan. an early-morning mystery in the sky. for all your news, follow news
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police in prince george's county, they've started installing cameras to watch their cameras. six speed cameras in the county have been vandalized since april and they cost $30,000 to $100,000 to replace them. the department has started installing surveillance cameras designed to catch vandals in the act of vandalizing their surveillance cameras. police hope to have 12 of these new cameras up in the next couple of months. they say this is a matter of public safety. >> it's big brother's big
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brother is what it is. >> something like that. >> works out. >> now they'll have a picture of you spray painting the camera. >> you know what, we're going to see more great weather. we know that. what we don't know, what you may not know is we have pretty good rain coming in next week. look at this great weather tomorrow. fantastic friday, a high of 83. get out and do whatever you want tomorrow, do a little golfing, take the bike ride, whatever you want to do. 79 on saturday, 78 on sunday. this weekend looking fantastic. a good storm, and i'm talking about a storm with some rain and wind. could be 30-mile-an-hour winds, could be some rain, one to two inches. still about four or five days away. that same system will usher in nicer weather for late next week. not bad at all. >> it might be a good time for planting something this weekend. early risers across the southwestern u.s. haduite a treat in the morning sky. tv stations got hundreds of calls from people wondering what caused the unusual looking white
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streak. check it out. the cloud could be seen from five states around dawn. some thought it might be a meteor. others guessed it was space debris. the u.s. army, though, says it's actually a contrail from a patriot missile test. >> yes! >> you already knew that. >> no, i never saw that. >> it was fired from new mexico. the white streak was created by sunlight hitting the contrail. >> that's beautiful. >> nothing like missiles in the morning to start your day. anyway. "nightly news" is next. >> a meteor would be more
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